~This giveaway is now closed!~

Have you heard of Montessori At Home!, the wonderfully resourceful book written by John Bowman? Yes? Then you know just what a treat one of you will be receiving!

"Montessori At Home! shows you how to easily and inexpensively create over 200 brain building experiences for your preschooler. These Montessori activities are not complicated and require no special training for parents to do at home. We show you everything you need to know to give your child the benefits of these early learning experiences."

John was kind enough to offer me a free copy of his book to review and while the above quote is absolutely true, there's so much more to this fantastic how-to guide. (View sample pages)

Inside of this book you'll find:

::An extensive list of which Montessori materials work well at home as well as a comparative price list.

::Detailed activity guides complete with what age the activity is geared toward, the materials needed, the goal(s) of the activity, how to present it, and potential extensions.

::An informative, yet concise history of Montessori.

::Lots of links and shopping recommendations.

::Over 30 printable activity sheets including the Hundreds Board, Numeral Cards, and Land/Water Forms!::Detailed activity guides complete with what age the activity is geared toward, the materials needed, the goal(s) of the activity, how to present it, and potential extensions.

::An informative, yet concise history of Montessori.

::Lots of links and shopping recommendations.

I was delighted to find several activities in Montessori At Home! that we had yet to try - here are just a few I've added to our shelves since reviewing the book:

Pipe Building. The book suggests using real piping materials, which I think is a really fun idea! We happened to have this marble run on hand and used it instead.

Magnetic vs. Non-Magnetic

Fun stuff, right? Montessori At Home! is an excellent in home guide for those wanting to incorporate the Montessori method into their child's learning experience. It's perfect for teachers, parents, grandparents, and anyone with a passion for Montessori!

Now for the giveaway:

John offers Montessori At Home! in two formats: CD and e-book. His paperback version, titled Help Your Preschooler Build A Better Brain, is a bit more condensed though it too is a fantastic resource.You can try your hand at winning a FREE copy of the CD and the book by entering this giveaway! Open to anyone, anywhere!!

~Please note: the CD and paperback copy of the book is available only to those in the US.

All other locations will receive a downloadable e-book.~

All other locations will receive a downloadable e-book.~

AND because I'm feeling very "mother hen" right now (thanks, pregnancy hormones!), I'm throwing in a little something, too!

~Please note: this portion of the giveaway is only available if the winner is located in the US.

(Sorry - international shipping is just too expensive!)~

(Sorry - international shipping is just too expensive!)~

I'm such a believer in providing Montessori activities at home that I really want one of your kiddos to benefit from something my son has enjoyed time and again. I'll be gifting the winner ONE of the following:

~OR~

The winner can chose which of the above materials they'd like to receive.

Here's how you can enter to win:

Mandatory entry:

1. Leave a comment on this post.

Extra entries:

2. Like Counting Coconuts on Facebook and leave me a separate comment on this post letting me know you have/already do.

3. Follow Counting Coconuts and leave me a separate comment on this post letting me know you have/already do.

5. After today come back and leave me one comment per day on this post until the end of the giveaway.

A couple of notes:

:: All comments are moderated - they will NOT appear immediately after you post them.

:: Do not leave your entry comments on the Counting Coconuts Facebook page - they will not be included.

:: Regarding separate comments - each entry will be counted as a chance to win. If you put all of your entry requirements into just ONE comment, you'll only have ONE chance to win.

This giveaway ends at 9pm (Atlantic Time) on Friday, July 29th. The winner will be announced the following day.

~Good luck, everyone!~

## 659 comments:

1 – 200 of 659 Newer› Newest»I would love to win this book! What a great educational

tool!

I've liked CC on Facebook for a while now!

I've been a CC's follower for over a year!

What a great giveaway...I'm always looking for different things to incorporate into our work.

I've wanted his book ever since I heard of it! It would be so helpful in our homeschooling endeavors. And you are so generous to include other items! I'm crossing my fingers :)

I would love to win this - my kinders would benefit from this for sure! Thanks for the chance to win.

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I liked you on Facebook.

I follow your blog on Google Reader. Love your ideas!

yay! a wonderful givaaway!

i follow

Mari-Ann! What a generous giveaway! thank you for the opportunity. I had not heard of Mr. Bowman's book, and am looking forward to learning more about it...and the juicing kit or sand paper numbers! tought choice! thanks for the chance to enter!

~allison

I am a follower of Counting Coconuts!

thanks for the chance to enter!

~allison

I would love this book and CD! I am a preschool teacher and mother of a 3 year old and 2 month old. Although i do not teach at a Montessori school, i still love to incorporate the activities into our daily routine...at home and in my classroom! :)

I have already liked Counting Coconuts on Facebook! :)

Wow! Couldn't pass on this one. Winning this would be so great!

I do "like" you on Facebook.

And now I follow you, too. I really want this. :-)

What a generous give-a-way! Not being a Montessori certified teacher, but having exposed my 20 month old to practices since she was five months old, we'd love to have the Montessori at Home give-a-way. Thanks for making it available.

I love your blog. So many cute ideas, we would be tripled to receive this wonderful give away!

I already like you on Facebook!

i always pick up an idea or two from following your blog. i have noted the pipe building one, *dusting off the marble tubes*, and the tees/marbles. :)

i have followed counting coconuts on facebook for some time now.

I haven't considered myself montessori-, homeschool-, or montessori homeschool-material. However, I found your blog while searching for activities for my toddler & am interested in implementing some of your activities at home. This book might be a good jumping point for me to get my act together. Thank you for all of the resources!

and now you know i am going to say that i read counting coconuts whenever there is a new post.

I follow your blog in Google reader :)

What a nice giveaway, please count me in!

I follow you GFC and in Google Reader

i am a new follower of your fun & wonderful blog !! i used to teach monetessori at a magnet school but am now blessed to stay home w/my own 3 lil sponges ! i would LOVE to WIN this book & orange juicing work !! ~angel~

I have "liked" Counting Coconuts for a long time now!

I think the juicing kit is adorable, but I am in LOVE with the sandpaper numbers, and I would love to read the book!

I love your blog! We just did the squeezing sponges with the garlic press yesterday.

Danette

I am already a follower and already have liked you on Facebook!

Thanks,

Danette

oh, this looks wonderful, our son is only 19 moths, but we have already decided that a Montessori homeschool is for us, this will be so helpful!

like you on FB

(Abigail L)

follow you via GFC!

I've been meaning to get my hands on Montessori at Home for a while, but haven't gotten to it yet. What an awesome giveaway!

Thanks for great giveaway! I would like to receive Montessori at Home!

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I already like you on Facebook!

leptir.mojpribor@gmail.com

I'm already your follower!

leptir.mojpribor@gmail.com

Wow! This sounds like a great resource. I just began my search for a "montessori at home" book and stopped by your blog this am for some ideas. Great timing! I hope to be lucky enough to win. :)

Wow, Mari-Ann, what an awesome giveaway! I would love to win this!

I have been wanting to get this wonderful resource. Homeschooling my almost 5 yr old this yr...she loves Montessori activities!

I would love to win this to expand my classroom resources.

Katie

aclassofherown(at)gmail(dot)com

I already Like Counting Coconuts on Facebook.

I already Like (infact LOVE) your Facebook page!

I follow your blog =)

Katie

aclassofherown(at)gmail(dot)com

My daughter and I both follow and love your Counting Coconuts website!

I now like you on Facebook

Katie

aclassofherown(at)gmail(dot)com

What great ideas and great resources. We would love to add this to our homeschool. Thanks, Karen

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We follow you here and on FB. Thanks, Karen

I happily already follow Counting Coconuts.

Thanks for the chance at this giveaway

I follow you on facebook (and just in case you can't see my email from my profile - my address is megan_elise_(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

I follow your blog ;-)

Yay! What a great resource to look forward to reading--even if I don't win! Thanks for the offer.

Sarah M

Also, I already follow you via Google reader! :)

Sarah M

Thank you for entering me in the giveaway!

Liked you on Facebook (Annette Fr.)

Following you via GFC

I would love a copy of the book/cd and the Montessori works!

I'm a facebook fan!

would love to have it for my son ... and as my daughter is now 16 months will start schooling her soon would love to use all the ideas in the book

What an exciting give away! I have a 2 yr old and we are just starting out with sensory table type stuff.

I receive your blog updates in Google Reader. :) Hmmm seems my name isn't showing up. Jamey S

Please count me in! I would love to win the book...I have been drooling over it and trying to squeeze some room into the budget. :)

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I also love your Facebook page and recently 'like'd it. :) Jamey S.

I'm a FB fan!

erind35(at)yahoo(dot)ca

I'm also an email subscriber. :) Don't want to take a chance on missing a post.......

erind35(at)yahoo(dot)ca

I would LOVE to win this giveaway! Keeping my fingers crossed!

My email address is laelha22@gmail.com

I already "like" counting coconuts on Facebook! :)

I already like you on Facebook. What a wonderful giveaway.

I follow you. Can't wait to win.

I would love to see the ideas in Montessori At Home! I always enjoy finding new ideas through your blog.

I already follow you on FB!

I've been a follower for months now and love all the fabulous ideas!

What a fabulous giveaway! You are SUCH an inspiration, thank you so much~~~

I follow you on FB!

I follow your blog!

I would love to win this!

mjlundquist at gmail dot com

Mari-Ann! What a fabulous giveaway! Thanks so much for hosting it!

Kerri

Oooh thanks Mari-Ann. I would love to win this for my boys. We follow you already...we love it. Thanks for the chance, blessings to you and your bump! xxx

I like you on FB:-)

Kerri

I also follow you on GFC.

Thanks!

Kerri

Would love to win this giveaway! We're just building our Montessori resource set.

Hi, Mari-Ann,

I love your blog and would be so excited to check out this book! Thanks for offering your readers such a fabulous resource!

Liz Schwab

Hi, Mari-Ann,

Yes, I'm submitting another comment for the giveaway -- this one to tell you that I already like you on Facebook! (It's one of the main reasons for me to check Facebook!)

Thank you!

Liz Schwab

OK, it's try #3! I already follow your blog. Love it! It was the second blog I ever followed and is still my favorite. Thanks for your inspiration!

Liz Schwab

This is my first time visiting your blog. What a delight your blog is ! I'm still learning about the Montessori methods and hope to use them with my own children one day. Thanks for the chance to win. I think this would be a wonderful way to introduce things to my husband as well.

I just liked Counting Coconuts on FB.

That looks like such a great book! Thanks for sharing!

I already like Counting Coconuts on Facebook. Thanks so much for the chance to win such an amazing prize!! hoping to have my very own and first Montessori preschool class in Sept so this would be ideal!!

Thanks so much for the chance to win such an amazing prize!! hoping to have my very own and first Montessori preschool class in Sept so this would be ideal!!

I follow your blog! Thanks so much for the chance to win such an amazing prize!! hoping to have my very own and first Montessori preschool class in Sept so this would be ideal!!

What a great giveaway! This book is actually on my Amazon wish list right now, I've heard great things about it! And I love the juicing kit AND the sandpaper numerals.

Would LOVE to get my little guy's hands on this!

I already "like" you on fb, in fact, I'm always sharing you with all my friends!

Also follow you on Facebook.

I am already a blog follower. :)

I've been considering this resource for my preschoolers. It would be fabulous to win it! Thanks for the giveaway.

I also follow Counting Coconuts on Facebook.

And I also follow your blog via email.

Thanks so much for the opportunity! I am so excited! x Crossing fingers x

These sound like great resources! I would love to have the numeral set :)

Connie

csue1986@gmail.com

You have such GREAT ideas!! I love the ladybug addition. If the book you are giving away is anything like what you put together, I would LOVE to win :-)

~Dayna

I am a fan of your facebook page and regularly look at your comments. Thanks for the great ideas!

~Dayna

I follow you on Facebook.

Connie

csue1986@gmail.com

I follow your posts on a regular basis. As I mentioned earlier, I LOVE your ideas, including the ladybug addition cards. My daughter's nickname is ladybug, so anything ladybugs is GREAT! :-)

~Dayna

Now I follow your blog.

Connie

csue1986@gmail.com

So exciting! Love your blog!

I like Counting Coconuts of Facebook!

I like the Counting Coconuts blog.

What a wonderful resource-one that I would love to have! :)

I am a follower

I'm following you too.

Maybe I could win :)

What a great giveaway! I'm just starting montessori trays at home and would really benefit teaching my three year old twins!

I already follow you (under my husbands name) in facebook.

I also already have you in my google reader.

This looks like exactly what I have been looking for! :-)

I like Counting Coconuts on facebook. :-)

Thanks for sharing another wonderful resource! I especially loved the pictures of how you've used some of the activities!

This bog has really inspired me to reach Montessori prickles at home. Thanks for all that you do!

Would LOVE to win this to use with my 19 month old little girl!!

I follow CC!

I liked you on Facebook!

I'm an international follower and would love a copy off the e-book! *Fingers crossed*

I'm a follower too

I like Counting coconuts on Facebook.

Jenn O.

I follow Counting coconuts on Blogger.

Jenn O.

Thanks for the chance!

I follow you on FB.

I follow you also.

What a great giveaway. I am excited about starting this method with my preschooler in the fall.

Jenn O.

Amazing giveaway! Would love to get my 21 month old started on montessori!

I love this giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity! It is so fun reading your blog, and I will miss reading it when you have your baby, but I completely understand the need to step away for a time. Thanks for all your great ideas!

I am following you on Facebook

and I "Like" your page :-)

Like counting coconuts on facebook.

Follow your blog on google reader.

What a fantastic giveaway! The book looks great!

I liked CC on Facebook :)

What a great giveaway! I Would love to get to read this book. And look at those materials too. So generous. kori.ireland at gmail.com

Kori

I love your blog and would love to try out this CD and book.

I follow you on my favorites bar.

kori.ireland at gmail.com

Kori

I like you on FB and wish you the best withyour new little bundle.

I follow your blog too!

it's a great give away. I hope i win the e-book!you do a great job!

Sounds like a fabulous book! Thanks for the chance!

I'm a FB fan of yours

I follow your blog

I have followed your blog for over a year. I am a kindergarten teacher and am drawn to montessori inspired activities. I would love to win this book. It might give me some new inspiration for the coming school year!

I "liked" you on facebook!

Thank you so much for this opportunity. I love the ideas you share on your blog.

I now follow your blog;-)

I like you on Facebook. I really do.

Going to start home schooling my boys this fall, the book looks like it be a great resouce!

Also just started following you :)

What a great giveaway! :)

I "liked" CC on facebook!

I already follow CC.

I already use Montessori at home with my son. What a great resource you will be! Thanks!

I am going to start teaching my little girls a few things this year and this would be a great resource :)

I also liked you on FB!

I follow your blog :)

and I am following your blog. I look forward to learning from you!

Both resources would be a great addition to my Pre-K classroom!

And I already like you on FB!

I am so excited about your giveaway- both parts!

I follow your blog.

I just was given your blog address from a preschool teacher I met here in Washington. I love your blog! I am learning so much. You have educated me about Montessori in a way that I feel excited to start working with my 3 kids the Montessori way. I have always felt like children should be given real materials to work with. This method of teaching has validated that and helped me understand a better way of intoducing them. Thank you for all the time you put into this blog! I would love to win this book and continue my education on how to better teach my children.

I'd love to win!

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Awesome giveaway and I'm keeping my fingers crossed :)

I already follow your blog. Does that count?

I liked you on facebook and now follow your blog. Thanks for all you do!

Love your blog! This giveaway is awesomeL

Follow you on FB!

Follow you on google reader!

Wow! What a great giveaway! I was just looking at this book the other day and would LOVE to win!

Thanks!

Karra

I like you on facebook already!

I follow your wonderful blog!

Thanks again!

would love to win!

already follow you on FB

already follow you on GFC! Love your blog

I've been reading your posts for quite a while now and am always impressed by what you have to share. I would love a shot at winning the book.

I have also liked you on FB.

Oh my goodness, this could not have come at a better time! We want to start our son in Montessori but will have to hold off a year to save up money ($$$!!!). This would be PERFECT! Thank you!

I am also a follower on facebook!

And I "like" you on facebook!

I LOVE the tees and marbles work! Would love this book to use with my kiddos;+)

Thank you!

Awesome giveaway! I would love to win these resources. We start (home)school again in a few weeks and I've been hoping to implement some more Montessori activities this year. This would be a great resource! THANKS!

You are an inspiration! Hope pregnancy is going great and wishing you lots of energy!

I "like" CC on Facebook.

And I follow your blog :)

I follow CC on Google Connect.

Would love to win this book! Thanks for all your inspiration.

I'm a follower in Google Reader.

I just "liked" you on Facebook.

Love the giveaway! Thanks!

I like you on Facebook.

How very generous of you to share these resources. Thank you!

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